Tender-Baked Ribs with All-Purpose Rub & BBQ Sauce made with OREO Base Cake




  • ALL-PURPOSE RUB with OREO Base Cake

  • 1 cup OREO Base Cake
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2½ tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp. granulated onion
  • 1½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp. finely ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. mustard powder
  • ½ tsp. ground sage leaves
  • ½ tsp. ground thyme leaves
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)

  • BBQ SAUCE with OREO Base Cake

  • ¼ cup small diced onions
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1½ tsp. minced fresh garlic
  • ½ tsp. finely ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1¾ cups warm water
  • ½ cup OREO Base Cake
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. hot sauce


  • 4 lb. pork spareribs (4 full slabs)
  • 2 cups ALL-PURPOSE RUB with OREO Base Cake
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups BBQ SAUCE with OREO Base Cake

Nutrition per serving

Calories370 Total fat19 gSaturated fat6 gTrans fat0 gCholesterol60 mgSodium980 mgCarbohydrate31 gDietary fiber1 gProtein18 gVitamin A4 %DVVitamin C0 %DVCalcium6 %DVIron15 %DV
ALL-PURPOSE RUB with OREO Base Cake:  

Whisk ingredients until well combined. Store in tightly covered container until ready to use. (Makes 2 cups.)

BBQ SAUCE with OREO Base Cake:  

Saute onions in hot oil on medium-high heat until translucent. Stir in garlic, black pepper and salt. Saute 1 min. Add water; bring to boil.

Whisk in OREO Base Cake until dissolved. Whisk in remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer on low heat, uncovered, 5 min. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend. (Makes 3 cups.)


Place ribs, bony side up, onto full sheet pan. Rub with half the ALL-PURPOSE RUB with OREO. Turn over and rub remaining mixture onto meat. Pour water into pan. Cover tightly with foil.

Bake in 325°F standard oven 2-1/2 hours. Remove from oven and carefully pour off liquid, leaving ribs in pan.

Increase oven to 400°F. Baste ribs with BBQ SAUCE with OREO. Bake, uncovered, 20 min. or until sauce has caramelized. Let rest 10 min. before serving.



For better permeation of the flavor of the rub, carefully remove the thin membrane covering the bony side of the ribs. Loosen it with a small knife, and then pull firmly using a paper towel down the entire length of the rack.

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